Teen gets 65 years for robbery-murder

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A Montgomery teenager convicted in the robbery-slaying of a Hispanic man is headed to prison.  At Thursday's sentencing, a circuit judge sentenced 18-year-old Gregory Walker to 65 years in prison.

A co-defendant, 18-year-old Vondon Lovett Jr., also of Montgomery, pleaded guilty and testified against Walker. He will serve 20 years.

Prosecutors said Walker shot and killed 20-year-old Joel Bartolon Peres in Oct. 2006 outside an apartment complex in east Montgomery. The victim's 17-year-old companion was also robbed, but he was not harmed.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)